WOMEN entrepreneurs in Yorkshire have received a prestigious accolade for their business networking skills.
Ladies4Networking, a group set up to forge links and open up new opportunities for businesswomen, has been awarded the High Impact Badge of Honour for the networking event it held during Global Enterprise Week - a national campaign to promote entrepreneurship and encourage more people to set up in business in the UK.
According to GEW, there are still twice as many men setting up in businesses as women. Ladies4Networking gives women chance to support each other and pool ideas to achieve growth and success.
The award means Ladies4Networking will be included on GEW’s list of partner organisations and will be entitled to display the High Impact logo on all its communications.
To achieve the award, the group had to show that their events promote the message of the GEW campaign to encourage business growth, provide practical support, provide role models, help people share their success stories, develop enterprise capabilities, measure and evaluate success.
The group’s director, Huddersfield businesswoman and leisure travel counsellor Marina Simioli, announced the honour during a Calder Valley networking event at the Stubbing Wharfe pub in Hebden Bridge.
She said: “It’s fantastic to get national recognition for the impact that we make. It does feel like we have the Midas touch in everything we do.
“I’m passionate about Ladies4Networking and get such pleasure out of seeing how the businesses that join our group just seem to go from strength to strength.”